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Time To Blow It Out!

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How a new popular hair tool is positively influencing the way we view hair day!

Featuring Fashionably Tardy, Bold Blind Beauty Contributor

Our hair is one of the most important things to us. Some of us even spend hundreds of dollars on the perfect hairstyle. But with the world being in the midst of a pandemic, those hair goals we so desperately try to achieve have quickly gone down the drain. I know that the hair struggle is real for me, especially now that I’m doing my own hair and I’ve been trying to get a handle on how to best manage my head full of thick curls. I love all my natural hair divas, but y’all, I could not do it! So, I did my research and found a product that has really been doing wonders for my hair. And even though there are now some areas of the country that may be reopening, I know there are a lot of people who are not yet comfortable with going back to the hair salon. That’s why the hot brush is a perfect way to get hair salon looks without actually stepping into the building. I’m going to introduce you to a few different types that I promise you, you’ll want to implement into your at-home hair routine. 

What It Is

But first, let’s talk about what a hot brush even is. defines a hot brush as a tool that straightens hair using hot plates and bristles that glide through the dry hair strands to relax the molecular bonds that keep hair curly. It straightens hair and adds shine while maintaining volume.

Ok, so, we’ve got the definition down, now let’s get into how to use it. With any hot brush, you always want to make sure you let it heat up first. I don’t know about you but I’m quick to plug in and start using it. I learned that’s a no-no because you most likely will end up with sections of your hair that are straighter than others. Then you want to part your hair in sections so that it’s easy to brush through. I usually start from the back and work my way up.

According to, it’s best to use the hot brush only after your hair is 80% dry. This is something I myself will definitely be trying next time around because I usually blow-dry while wet. Next, you want to make sure you’re gently running the brush from the root to the ends of your hair. Then once you get to the ends, use the brush to roll your hair up to the root, hold for a few seconds, then gently pull down. Hot Air Styler, also suggest that you let the brush cool down before you pull down. This just means changing the settings to a cooler temperature before you release the hair.

Top-Selling Hot Brushes


So, now that we’ve educated ourselves more on the hot brush, let’s jump into some brushes that have gotten some great reviews. The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush is the top-selling hot brush on Amazon. It is the perfect way to detangle hair and help you achieve some cute hairstyles. It gets 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon and only cost 50 dollars. I love this blow dryer because it’s so easy to use. All you have to do is plug it end and twist the bottom of the dryer. As you twist the bottom of the dryer, the more you turn it to the right, the hotter the blow dryer gets. I personally use the dryer to lightly blow out my hair. I then add some curling moisturizer and curl sections of my hair with flexy rods. I love this look because it always gives me the perfect wavy type curls.

Another Amazon favorite is the John Freda Hot Air Brush for short hair. This brush is super inexpensive, and you can order it online on Amazon or Walgreens has it online as well. It gets over 9,000  reviews on Amazon and get this, it’s only $39.99! This brush allows you to get much closer to your scalp because of it’s shorter bristles. Plus, the base is ceramic, so it’s a lot less heat on the hair. So, that’s the more affordable option, but if you don’t mind spending a little more money then the BaByliss Pro Nano Titanium Rotating Hot Air Brush might be the way to go. This hot brush gives you a silky-smooth blow out due to its rotating brush that spins your hair around the frizz smoothing base. And the best part of this brush is that it’s meant to add lots of shine. You can find this gem on for 89.99 and I’m planning on trying this one out for myself. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Revlon, but I have the Babyliss flat iron and I absolutely love it. So, I’m excited to try their hot brush and compare the two.        

I hope you all love these Style Me Up product recommendations as much as we do and we’re looking forward to you trying them out. If you do end up buying any of these hot brushes, let us know on social media @ftonthescene. We would love to see photos of your hair and feedback about how you liked these products. ~Natalie Trevonne

Natalie Trevonne is ½ of the Fashionably Tardy duo which is a podcast that’s available on most podcasting platforms. The podcast features her and her co-host Lissa Lo telling the amazing stories of some dope fashion creatives killing it in the game today. For more fashion and beauty tips, listen to Fashionably Tardy today!  

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  • In the header photo, Natalie is on a swing wearing a dark green sleeveless dress showing off her newly blown out hairstyle.
  • Is a stock image of the black and pink Revlon hot brush.

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